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1999-2004 Mercedes-Benz MB140D

1999-2004 Mercedes-Benz MB140D

4.0 from 8 reviews

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lance

lanceSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

mb140d solid performer

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Hi i have had my van since 2004 90000kms on it only major problem was the injector pump wentand was fixed by a local mercedes whisperer! it is now our camper van and has 245000kms on it it is a great van although bit of a slug. info on repair specs are impossible to find here is the front Hub nut torque settinf after changing wheel bearing 235~275 NM (from Mercedes Tech) took me days of looking hope this helps someone. and parts are getting easier to get.

TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedMay 2005

NZRover

NZRoverWellington

Really nothing else compares

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedFeb 2009

Kiwi Will

Kiwi WillSouth Island

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Very happy with the ole girl

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedOct 2016

Great Campervan

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2016
1 comment
Fox81
Fox81

The seller on eBay has the username Parkeeparkee


JohnT

JohnTGrey Nomad NFA

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great as a camper

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I bought mine in 2004, brand new. Had a camper fit-out done with a pop top, in Tasmania. The first 12 months had lots of little problems to do with quality control on assembly. Since then have had an excellent vehicle. Totally reliable, so cannot comment on parts availability. Regularly go on long drives in a basic but comfortable machine. The roominess is astonishing, and I am quite tall. We get around 100k per 9L on diesel, and when towing a 16ft boat gets to 10L which makes for great economy. I stick to surfaced roads, and have a friend also with MB140D who goes on really rough roads and Aussie gibber desserts, with only busted tyres to complain about.

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JohnT
JohnT
JohnT
JohnT

Can definitely recommend Shoalhaven Diesel Tech of South Nowra. Small operator Peter who knows his way around the Mercedes Van. Quick efficient and not expensive.


Excellent

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good economy,Manual available on 2 dvd with installation cd.there are not many benz workshops resulting in long trips to get service if you need it.
200 000 klm on several vans no mechanical problems,but have changed fan belts complete with belt tension pulley as soon as belt shows fraying.All doors are 2 pack paint over galvanize.Heater works quickly for a big van.
Parts expensive but parts are available even new about half price from merc wreckers.Leaves can accumulate behind side strips on front screen.Fitting of 2000kg tow bar difficult to obtain and fit.windscreen drains over motor firewall might cause rust at a later date

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Brian Parris
Brian Parris

where did you get the workshop manual, can't seem to locate one


Terrible

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waste of money this van is expencive to repair we had to do a clutch and brakes and the cost was about $4000, If i had the chance all over i whould never have bought one. The only thing this van has going for it is it size.
The van storage space is grate, and its pretty good on fule
The van has no power the gearing is all wrong. If you try to tow with this car it will struggle to climb hills i somtimes have to drop back to second gear. Very noise ic cab


ibidonstuff

ibidonstuffsdfe, 3455, British Virgin Islands

  • 84 reviews
  • 16 likes

Excellent

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This is a great transport van for any business that needs a relaible and fuel efficent vehicle - this certainly is both. It has one of the larger carrying capacities in its field which also doesnt hurt. It also has a large door opening for even the biggest packages to be able to fit. If you travel in this van all day you will like the confortable and smooth ride and the traditional car like mod cons that come with it; including stereo, heeight and reach adjustments, cup holders and the like.
Well known German reliability.
Lots of space for all your carrying needs.
Diesel engine for the highest fuel efficiency possible.

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Kuryos
Kuryos

Questions & Answers

Osinachi U.

Osinachi U.asked

What is the capacity of mb140?

2 answers
Kiwi Will
Kiwi Will

Hey me ole mate, Wakey Wakey.
Which capacity are you inquiring about? Fuel tank? Engine oil? Transmission oil? The radiator's cooling system" Engine's combustion chamber? Windscreen washer water bottle? Power steering pump?,.... or numerous udder containers?

Abduselam M.
Abduselam M.

Engen parts


Martin I.

Martin I.asked

Hello,
What would be the gearbox ratio figure for MB140D?

No answers

Vss

Vssasked

Does the 2002 MB140D has timing belt or timing chain?

1 answer
NZRover
NZRover

Timing Chain but still should be replaced occasionally ....

Mines at 211,000 KS and no noticeable noise from it .... viano needs replacing every 250,000ks think the MB140 would make 4-500,000ks (my opinion) just because they are a much older and more robust engine.

It's not that they will break but they do stretch over time and a stretched chain wears out the gears driving it which the becomes a much more expensive problem

Regards
Richard


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Details

CategoryVans
Release dateJan 1999

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